Trump, Russia and
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for a special counsel to investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 election in the wake of the firing of FBI Director James Comey [“Call for Trump special counsel,” News, May 10].
I’m sure this is extremely offensive to the men and women of the FBI. Comey was the head of the agency. He didn’t directly conduct investigations. Personnel under him did. They compile the evidence and put it in a report and forward it to him.
Apparently, Schumer has little faith in the best law enforcement agency in the world.
Why didn’t Schumer call for a special counsel when former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with Bill Clinton, the husband of a subject under investigation, Hillary Clinton, at an airport in Phoenix on June 27?
Thomas E. Bregenzer, Valley Stream
To answer the question many people are asking — What is President Donald Trump hiding? — Congress should subpoena his tax returns for the last 10 years [“Congress must stand up to Trump,” Editorial, May 11].
Jim McDonald, Deer Park
Strange how complaints are made for cost of police protection for Trump Tower and the president [“NYC to be reimbursed for Trump security,” News, May 2].
However, I don’t read about the cost for numerous disruptive protest marches.
Connie Kamen, Sound Beach
So many Democrats in Washington all of a sudden want a special prosecutor because incompetent FBI Director James Comey was finally fired.
Where were Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and his fellow Democrats when a special prosecutor should have been assigned to look into the Benghazi scandal in which four Americans died? Or the IRS scandal, giving extra scrutiny to conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status? Or the Hillary Clinton email scandal or the botched federal sting operation that lost guns in Mexico?
Term limits for all. Schumer is an obstructionist who’s hurting the country!
Bernie McGrath, Holbrook
Welcome to the ultimate reality show. The apprentice in the White House is playing the Congress and the people of this country for fools.
Yes, President Donald Trump is the apprentice president, but he has the power to say, “You’re fired!”
This president is a danger to democracy. He appears only interested in profit for himself and his cronies. His admiration for dictators should be viewed as a warning to the American people. This dangerous man might amass enough protesters against his policies to declare martial law, suspend the Constitution and become the dictator he seems to want to be.
Don’t be complacent; be aware of the possibilities.
Michael Zisner, Bethpage